Institut für Medizinische Informatik, Statistik und Dokumentation, Medizinische Universität Graz

Expanding concerns for HCI - interfacing with everyday life

Vortragende: Prof. Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Vienna University of Technology
Zeit: Freitag, 7.5.2010, 10:00 Uhr s.t.
Ort: IMI-Besprechungsraum (S-05-170), Auenbruggerplatz 2/5, 8036 Graz
Einladende: Institut für Medizinische Informatik, Statistik und Dokumentation zusammen mit dem
OCG-Arbeitskreis HCI & UE
Abstract: As technology increasingly moves off the desktop and out into the "real world", the importance of understanding the contexts in which technologies are used and the experiences of the people who use them becomes increasingly critical. To illustrate some of these issues, this presentation can draw on a number of case studies depending on the interests of the audience. These include:
  • the use of paper medical records in a hospital ward; this points to the differences between an archival data-centric view of EHRs and their role as tailored working documents mediating collaborative work
  • the use of mobile location-sensitive technologies to support creative writing experiences in an outdoor setting; this points to the work to make them work and the differences between system and people views of location
  • the use of various technologies by some older people, including YouTube videos by Geriatric1927 and older people playing the wii; this points to the challenges of designing for older people, and how the theoretical conceptualisation we have older people influences how we perceive technology can be used.
  • Deeper reflections on the stroke rehabilitation case study, this points to the challenges of designing for the home setting and of interdisciplinary work.
The presentation will conclude with some broader reflections on HCI and its move from designing interfaces to designing new ways of living, working, playing learning etc - interfacing with life - and on the need for a more integrated and holistic approach if we are to do this well.
Biographie: Geraldine Fitzpatrick is Professor of Design and Assessment of Technology and Head of the HCI Group at the Faculty of Informatics of TU Vienna. Previously she has worked as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Informatics and Director of the Interact Lab at Sussex University UK, a Senior Manager of User Experience at Sapient in London and a Senior Research Fellow at the Distributed Systems Technology Centre and Centre for Online Health in Australia. She also has a clinical background. Geraldine has a published monograph and over 80 refereed articles. Her research lies at the intersection of computer science and the human sciences and is concerned with theoretical, methodological and technical approaches to better support social interaction, collaboration and quality of life in context.
Siehe auch: Abendvortrag am Donnerstag, 6.5.2010, 18:30 Uhr, HS E (TU Graz)
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